Advanced Modules

This page shows current and upcoming EUCIC Advanced Modules. If you are looking for past EUCIC modules, please click here.

All advanced modules will be rescheduled from 2022-2023.

2023 Vienna (Austria)

5-6 October 2023


Infection Prevention and Control


Module Objectives


• Technical Hygiene – methods and assessment & Occupational Health


• To get insight on the relevance of technical equipment of a hospital (air-conditioning etc.) and medical devices for the spread of infection


• To get information about the basic function of technical equipment and medical devices with regard to infection control and reprocessing


• To learn about reprocessing (decontamination, disinfection, sterilization), and the validation of reprocessing including examples from the daily practice and a visit to the central reprocessing unit of a 2000-bed University hospital


• To understand the importance and implications of the construction and construction measures of a healthcare institution


• To get an overview on occupational health and laboratory safety


• To learn about biohazard and waste management in a hospital and other medical environments• To be able to assess the risk of infection and the subsequent measures of infection control in the medical environment

Module organisers

• Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna, Austria

• Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Vienna, Austria

Module programme

Please check the course flyer here.

Module registration

To register please use the link here.

CME Accreditation

The organizers of the module will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.


2023 Zurich (Switzerland)

2 - 3 November 2023


Implementation in Infection Prevention and Control


This workshop aim:


• To understand organisational culture and context

• To prioritize activities in infection prevention and control

• To learn strategies of implementation research

• To learn practical tools for implementation


There will be the opportunity to visit the infection control programme of the University of Geneva Hospital



Module organisers

Raheelah Ahmad, London, United Kingdom

Carolyn Tarrant, Leicester, United Kingdom

Walter Zingg, Geneva, Switzerland


Module registration

You can register for the course here


Module programme

The programme of the course is available here

CME Accreditation

This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


2024 Athens (Greece)

24-27 January 2024


This course will be held in English


Laboratory and clinical aspects of the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections: a theoretical and practical approach


Module organizer

European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Module coordinators


● Athanasios Tsakris, Athens, Greece

● Achilleas Gikas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

● Georgia Vrioni, Athens, Greece


Programme objectives


The EUCIC training programme – a pan-European science-based programme for infection prevention and control training – was established in order to train a new generation of infection control specialists linking the best expertise at European level. The module in Athens, Greece, is one of the advanced modules of this programme.


Module objectives


This 4-day module will provide essential information for the trainees:

To appreciate the goals and principles of surveillance and feedback in preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and outbreaks in hospital settings.

To be introduced to basic methods of data analysis, use of data management resources and fundamental principles of reporting and communicating surveillance data.

To appreciate the aims, objectives and methodology of Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS)

To identify effective ways of comparing surveillance data across institutions/settings and disseminating results to healthcare professionals and policy makers at local, national and European levels.

To enable planning, implementation and conduct of a standardized PPS in its own hospital setting

Moreover the course will be complemented by practical lab demonstrations for learning about different diagnostic techniques for rapid identification of MDR bacteria and fungi in clinical microbiology.

At the end of the module, the participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills that can be immediately transferred to healthcare facilities and used for the benefit of hospitalized patients


Module Programme

Please check the course programme here.


Module Registration

Please register to the course here.

CME Accreditation

The organizers of the module will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.